BLM Land South of O’Brien Closed Due to Smith River Complex


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Coos Bay District Office

Media Contact:

Kyle Sullivan

Medford, Oregon – As a result of the Smith River Complex, the BLM is closing public lands south of O’Brien to the California border. This order is for the safety of the public and firefighter personnel.

Members of the public may not enter closed areas, and all uses—including hiking, hunting and camping—are prohibited. Pacific Northwest Team 13 is currently engaged on the north side of the fire.

“This closure order is for the safety of the public and firefighter personnel,” said Steve Lydick, Coos Bay District Manager. “The BLM continues to work closely with the fire team and county emergency managers on public safety measures resulting from the Smith River Complex.”

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.